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Enslaved West African Scholar

Rare Autobiography by Omar Ibn Said, An Enslaved West African Scholar

The Library of Congress has recently discovered a rare manuscript,…
Interview with Shaykh Mohammad Ba-Dhib

Interview with Shaykh Mohammad Ba-Dhib, Scholar-in-Residence

Syeda Husain from SeekersGuidance Toronto interviews our newest…
Shaykh Emad Effat martyr

Shaykh Emad Effat – Shaykh of the Revolution, Martyr of al-Azhar

Seven years ago today, Shaykh Emad Effat died of a gunshot wound when Egyptian soldiers clashed with demonstrators – of which Shaykh Emad was one – protesting against the country’s military leaders in downtown Cairo. He became known as “Shaykh al-Thawra” (the shaykh of the revolution) and “Shaheed al-Azhar” (the martyr of the Azhar). Seven years on, I still ponder a great deal about Shaykh Emad, what he represented, what lessons he taught those of us who believed in the January 25th revolution of Egypt, and the roles that religious leaders play today in the region from whence he came.

Was Uways al Qarni Martyred?

Shaykh Gibril Haddad gives a full and rounded answer to the question…
Why We Suffer

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman–About Luqman the Sage

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named…
What Is Riya (Ostentation)?

Should a Layperson Listen to an Unknown Scholar?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, We…

Is Historical and Cultural Knowledge Important for a Scholar?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is…
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How Do I Know An Islamic Scholar/Website Is Legitimate? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How…
There's Quran And Sunnah

Why Do We Need Scholars When There’s Quran And Sunnah?

Why do we need scholars? Why can't we directly go to the Quran and Sunnah? Shaykh Walead Mosaad talks about the central role of scholars in transmitting, contextualizing and teaching Islam.